BBC Bristol presenter found

Missing BBC Radio Bristol presenter Peter Rowell has been found safe and well in Cumbria, more than 24 hours after he failed to turn up for his show.

52-year old Peter – who was on GWR in the 80s – was reported to be depressed after the death of his father.

After leaving home in Gloucestershire on Tuesday morning to go to work, he wasn't seen, didn't arrive at work in Bristol as expected and hadn't contacted the station.

Peter was found in Keswick at about 2130 BST on Wednesday night. His wife Mirinda said police had found him and told her he seemed to be safe and well. His family are on the way to Cumbria to see him and have thanked the public and the media for all their help.

Peter has worked at BBC Bristol since last May and is a well-known face in the West County making many public appearances as well as previously being a news presenter on ITV West.

Alex Lewis, the stand-in presenter for Mr Rowell's afternoon radio show yesterday, told listeners tuning in at 2pm: "It's great to be back in your company. You weren't expecting me, were you? He's very healthy usually but today Mr Peter Rowell is a little bit under the weather, so I'm here instead."

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